The message above occurred with GEdit running in background and while attempting to use yahoo mail in Iceweasel. System froze and I rebooted.
While Iceweasel has been the browser used the most since installing the system and has been the program in use during the freezes, Epiphany was also tested and was far less functional, with rendering failures occurring with nearly each modification of a page, though not all fatal. With Epiphany, re-rendering and reloading of a page was only accomplished by using my mouse wheel, other input methods left a gray, unusable screen.
My installation was complicated by the following factors and goals: dual-boot capability with the idea of loading another linux flavor such as Ubuntu onto a partition. retain 2 "legacy" ReiserFS data partitions used under Debian Etch. use 1 ReiserFS partition as /home
What suggestions do you all have on stopping these system freezes and errors?
Other possibly useful factors:
I chose "Expert" (graphical) install as it seemed the only way to enable dual-boot capability.
I loaded the ReiserFS compatibility modules during the system install.
I chose the "highlighted" kernel during the install out of 4 choices. The kernel I chose is Linux version 2.6.32-5-686 (Debian 2.6.32-31) (email@example.com) (gcc version 4.3.5 (Debian 4.3.5-4) ) #1 SMP Tue Mar 8 21:36:00 UTC 2011 - however I cannot rule out the possibility that one of the other 3 kernels wouldn't have worked better.
I chose to enable the version of the system that had the most options for hardware compatibility instead of a more limited, smaller system customized to my hardware.
The default system settings for inactivity would log me off, as ppropriate. Because of a pattern of problems awakening from sleep mode, on 5/13 3am I changed the log off setting to never to avoid errors when the system should awaken. But still yet another freeze at on 5/13 at 22:49 while multiple windows were open.
This usually took place when I switch back to console from X (Ctrl+Alt+F1).After I start typing in the console, the characters started showing up one by one slowly and more slowly. Finially the console was completely frozen before all the characters were able to show up. This took place in less than 5 seconds. And I couldn't switched back to X either.Sometimes this happened even when I didn't log into X
I've run into an issue that I'm not sure how to address. I'm running Squeeze and upgraded my system this morning.
The packages upgraded were:
About 10 seconds after upgrading, the system froze completely and I had to do a hard restart. The system froze again 10 seconds after the bash login prompt was displayed (I'm not using a display manager) after reboot. The source of the problem appears to be my Realtek 8192SE wireless driver. I was able to boot the kernel in recovery mode and uninstall it, which has fixed the issue. Rebuilding the driver causes the problem again.
I suspect that something to do with the sysv and init packages affected the driver in this way, but I've no idea where to start in trying to fix this. I can't imagine this is a fault of the Realtek driver as it worked just fine up until this point.
I installed Fedora 12 on my Compaq Presario SR1230NX. Anyway, everytime I try to enable desktop effects, my computer would freeze. I own a Compaq Presario and here's the info I got on the intergrated video card...thingy. XD
Code: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] (rev 01)
I'm new to the Debian, but not to Linux. I've previously used Ubuntu for a few years, so I know something about how a successful installation should look like. I'm currently using Windows 7.
I downloaded the debian-6.0.3-amd64-gnome-netinst.iso from [URL] ...., and then made a USB pendrive using the Windows version of Unetbootin. The MD5 sum for the .iso-file was the correct one, b663727d7f5b572c329cea8e2ff5e29c.
I used the usual non-graphical setup, without any special options. The installation process went without hiccups until the "Starting up the partitioner" -screen freezes at "Scanning disks...". The bar stops at 50%. It never progresses any farther, even after an hour. It doesn't give any errors either. After I pressed Alt+F4, the last lines were:
Code: Select allpartman: No matching physical volumes found partman: No volume groups found partman: Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while... partman-lvm: No volumegroups found
Exactly the same happens with firmware-6.0.3-amd64-netinst.iso too, or any of the live versions I tried. The result of graphical installation was also nothing. The USB pendrive created by LinuxLive USB Creator was nonoperative in exactly the same way.
The computer is brand new, without any previous OS installations. My desktop computer has the following parts:
how to install Dropbox for Debian Squeeze from source.Please read everything before you begin. I prepared it as I installed Dropbox for my own system. Please Note: I use sudo, you may have to use root or 'su' from the command line. If you don't know the difference between sudo and su, then you shouldn't try this until you know. At the time I did this, the lastest dropbox version was 0.6.7.
I want to install VGA driver on debian squeeze. my VGA is "Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller".I do not know which driver I must install for this VGA.Does Linux recognize related driver ?
I made a hibernation on my laptop.(Suspend to disk) After I tried to wake up, boot screen appeared, then a splash screen with loading bar.After the bar reached 100%, nothing happens. It hangs, no keys are working. Just a splash screen with gecko and 100% loaded bar.
Bit cretinous but how do I safely install squeeze, the testing version of Debian,to replace my Debian Lenny 5 backports current version?st shove something into apt/sources or whatever it's called and then 'aptitude safe-upgrade' or something?
i screwed up a good debian install with wine. before i do it again i want to know what the best way to get and install wine . AMD 64, toshiba L645D laptop with 3G ram. ATI radon openGL . I read several pages and seems they suggest to compile from source (which i can do i think). others say to use aptitude .
I'm a user of dropbox, I use it to save my pc. Today I've discovered that I do not have Dropbox installed.I tried to install it quickly, but I was unable. I receive astrange error, that seems like if I'm using a newer library.Are there some repo than I can add to try to install Dropbox by the aptitude or apt-get command?
Code: root@debian:/# apt-get install firefox Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package firefox is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'firefox' has no installation candidate i always get this when installing firefox. is there a way? so with flash.
I am wanting to install Chromium-browser in Squeeze. I notice that it is in the stable repos, but it seems to be fairly out of date. I was wondering how difficult it would be to install it from the unstable repos and what the consequences of that might be?
A Linux user for about 10 years, distro hopping for half of them. Finally found peace with PCLinuxOS (great distro), and MintLinux. When Mint went over to Debian, I thought why not try the original, so here I am.Booted the dvd, checked everything was working well (excellently, actually), and started the install over an existing PCLinuxOS system (dual booting with XP). First time installed while inside the gnome system, from the desktop icon, second and subsequent times from the welcome screen after boot (only text modes were available).In all cases, everything goes fine until I partition and install the packages. Partitioning is no secret to me, unless there is a "Debian way" of doing it: went through "guided partitioning," and chose the existing PCLinuxOS partitions, 37 Gb for /, ext3 (tried ext4 later with same results), and 2 Gb for swap, both on sda (sda1 and sda5). This is a full hard-disk, just for Linux. The other disk is for XP (sdb).
Tried formatting existing partitions, erasing contents of disk, and keeping as is. In all cases, when partitioning is done, the system installation fires up and I see all packages being transferred (up to 100%). Then I have a pop-up window telling me to continue to package manager, which I do, but then I get a message saying that I am trying to install on an "unclean target," over an existing installation (even after fully erasing the disks). It asks whether to continue or not and, whatever I do, I'm taken back to system install again, and see the progress go up to 100% and the same question again.
If I go back to the install menu and ignore the message, jumping to installing grub, I get an error message saying that grub install has failed, and that's it. I can't progress further because of these error messages.If I ignore all and boot without the live dvd, I get a prompt and nothing else, and I can't even use XP. Basically, I'm stuck unless I install another distro again to have a working system.First searched this forum and Google to get answers to this problem, but couldn't find anything applicable to my case.
I burned an .iso of a recent Squeeze Live DVD - KDE edition. I was checking it out but I'm not sure it's reliable for installing.I was wondering if anyone has tried it or could comment.I noticed a few things that was a bit disconcerting.One, there were a lot of 'question marks' in the kickback menu.Is that normal?Two, when you (I) try to reboot the system or otherwise 'leave' the live state, it doesn't reboot properly.Some distributions will 'shut down' and then give you a prompt for taking out your CD or DVD and then there is some script or program that reboots the machine for you. But, the Debian Live DVD I used didn't do that. It's a recent one, dated Dec. 20.What happened is that it just looped back and re-started.There was no prompt or even much of a delay. I couldn't open the optical drive tray at any time.I had to cold restart the machine so I could take the DVD out.
I was disappointed since I thought it is a good project and a worthwhile venture to try and have a live media option for installing the later editions of Debian such as Squeeze or if they can keep up progress, whatever edition it's at.I am a bit hesitant to try this version for a true install so I am wondering what others say.I thought I should go for the 'desktop Squeeze/Testing AMD-64-KDE' CD ISO instead?There's no live media but I have tried the live DVD so it looked okay other than the two issues mentioned.
I am trying to load Debian Squeeze from a net install CD on an old Wallstreet laptop. I am using BootX in OS 9.2. The problem I have is after the install gets to the bootloader section I tell it to continue without a bootloader, then open a shell so I can mount the Mac hard drive and copy the kernel and image file to the correct places. However, the Mac drive does not show up using df. I tried mounting to /dev/hda8 ( I know this is where the Mac HD is supposed to be) but get device not found error. I recall in previous version (etch) installing from full CD I had the option to install hfsutil, but I did not get that option with this netinstall CD. I changed the debconf priority to low hoping I would get more options of software to install but to no avail. Any ideas on how to get the kernel and image file to the Mac hard drive?
My attempts to "dist-upgrade" Lenny to Squeeze ended in disaster. My story is that it was caused by a bug in the "release notes instructions".
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I would now like to reformat the HD-partition that currently contains the failed "upgrade" and see if I do any better by starting from scratch; it is about 6 years since I have last undertaken such a task and my memories are hazy.
The relevant entry in the Debian (Install) Manual reads:
22.214.171.124. Manual Partitioning A similar screen to the one shown just above will be displayed if you choose manual partitioning except that your existing partition table will be shown and **without the mount points**.
My question is:
At what point in the "clean install" does the Debian Installer (set at "medium"?) ask for the "mount point" at which the "root directory of Squeeze" is to be installed?
I need to use the proprietary NVIDIA driver instead, but it can't install while this is active. I'm working off a fairly fresh install anyway, so I can reinstall debian if the option to not install nouveau is present somewhere during the install process. Or, is there an easy way to get rid of Nouveau from my current install altogether?